Taco John's swiftly serves an assortment of tangy Mexican fare and bold-flavored innovative snacks. The edible oeuvre includes the eatery's signature super potato olés®: black olives, beef, sour cream, and melted cheese smothering a helping of golden-brown tater nuggets ($4.59). Those who create Venn diagrams to decide between soft or crunchy tortillas can choose the middle ground and get both with the taco bravo® ($1.99). Taste another victory for American and Mexican relations with the taco burger, featuring tacos' usual contents nestled between two fresh buns ($1.59). The chicken quesadilla ($3.79) awakens groggy taste buds with its strong chipotle cream sauce and fresh pico de gallo.
The stylists at Accent Hair Studio bring inward beauty to the surface as they snip hair, shape nails, and wax away facial fuzz. Revamp the entire family’s style with haircuts for women ($25), men ($15), and kids ($7), or add zazz to limp locks with a classy updo ($45). Skilled hair-wranglers freshen up manes with all-over highlights ($75+), bedecking them in shades of gold, curtains of scarlet, or Venetian blinds of electric blue. Meanwhile, errant facial hairs flee thanks to eyebrow waxes ($11), and scruffy nails transform under the gentle guidance of manicures ($20) and professionally applied acrylics ($37), which ensure equal opportunity housing for all fingertips.
Founded by twin sisters Denise and Kim, TwoTwins Café satisfies both of the body's stomachs with a menu of fresh, homemade recipes cooked from scratch and a tasty selection of European-style bakery goods. Break fasts with a three-egg omelet with Swiss cheese and smoked ham ($7.95), sidekicked by your choice of breakfast potatoes or signature breakfast rice and a biscuit or toast. Or traverse the towering heights of three fluffy buttermilk pancakes ($5.95), served with TwoTwins' tasty maple syrup. Exhausted existentialists can stir awake soul-searching with a mocha ($4.25) made from fresh-ground coffee beans while also pondering the absurdity that is the universe over a four-inch pecan roll ($2.99). TwoTwins Café also satisfies midday cravings with a lunch menu featuring items such as a Caesar salad ($5.95), moistened by drops of homemade Caesar dressing dew. Or try the Big Red Reuben ($8.25), a marble-rye-sandwiched collection of homemade corned beef, grilled sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, classic Russian dressing, and Husker pride. Beverages anxiously awaiting deglutition include Lipton iced tea ($2), specialty beers ($3.95), and various red and white house wines ($4.50–$5 per glass).
J&K Wings & Things coats golden-brown chicken wings in a dozen mouth-watering sauces. The restaurant’s Meals & More menu brims with homestyle staples more comforting than an apple-pie-scented electric blanket, from a tender-crispy chicken-fried steak to a cheeseburger adorned with bacon. An entourage of 10 wings bathes in sauces ranging from lemon pepper to Thai chili, with tons of eye-poppingly spicy options in between to awaken the senses. The Wings Party Meal satisfies a whole sideline’s worth of gridiron junkies, with 75 wings providing low-maintenance fan fuel and a shareable order of Family fries spreading around the snackage. Patrons can either sup at J&K Wings & Things, which is open until 11 p.m. or later most nights, or they can take their food to go and dine in their own homes, cars, or bathtubs.
Since 1964, Misty's has served a hearty combination of USDA premium beef and house-brewed beer, dubbed the Modern Monks Forbidden Ales. The menu lists a slew of quality steaks and chops, plus seafood, pastas, and sandwiches that satisfy even the most ravenous mad-griffin appetite. Spend your lunch hour cozied up to a smokey blues burger (topped with blue cheese, hickory-smoked bacon, and chipotle mayo; $8.95) and a pint of preservative-free Kolsch, a dry and crispy ale with fruity aromas ($4–$4.20). Hearty dinners heaped with aged Angus prime-rib, soup, salad, and a potato ($15.95–$29.95), along with a pint of Robust Porter ($4–$4.20), leave stomachs stuffed and pitched forward as their operators blissfully mosey home on chestnut mares. Seated amid warm décor with dark wood furnishings and trompe de l'oeil stone walls, you'll feel as comfortable as a snake in a luxury-sized can. Floor-to-ceiling windows let in streams of natural light and provide ample opportunities for people watching. In the warmer months, take advantage of al fresco dining.